Bidding Prayers (Intercessions) for Lent 2

2nd Sunday of Lent

Priest:

God's call to take the journey in faith is rewarded with the promise of new life. Faith is as difficult today as it was at the time of Abraham. Let us focus on that final promise of salvation.

Reader:

May the glory of Christ proclaimed by the Church be a constant source of wonder and joy for the whole world.
We pray especially for those who are preparing to receive the sacraments. May we be ever thankful for the gift of the Eucharist, the presence to us of our glorified Lord, and commit ourselves more and more to him each day.
Lord in your mercy...

Let us pray that the nations of the world may have the courage to work together for peace, justice and reconciliation;
we pray especially for peace in the Holy Land.
Lord in your mercy...

We pray for all the children of Abraham - for Jews, Christians and Muslims - that we may recognise our common belief in the one God, and treat each other with dignity and respect. We pray especially for understanding, peace and harmony among faiths in this area.
Lord in your mercy...

Let us pray for ourselves, that may we have the courage and the trust to follow God wherever he leads us in this life.
Lord in your mercy...

May Mary, who was ever responsive to the Word of God, join her prayers to ours as we pray: Hail Mary...

Let us pray for a few moments in silence.

Priest:

Father, enable us to see, as Abraham did, the wonder of your promise.
Give us the courage to take that path which leads to eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


1 comment:

Rosemary said...

Most helpful as I prepare intercessions for Sunday 7th March. Thank you
Best wishes
Rosemary